Body image is your view of your own appearance – your ideas and feelings about your body – and how you feel about that view.
It is about your relationship with your body. If you feel unhappy or dissatisfied with your body from time to time, don’t panic, this is very normal and something we all experience.
Poor body image is a problem if it starts to make you very unhappy or interferes with your life. If this is the case, then it’s time to take action. Lots of things can contribute to poor body image; past experiences, friends, family, personality, media and society.
Watch out for “fat-talk”. Don’t get sucked in to body-bashing conversations.
Ditch the obsession with other people’s bodies. Nobody has the right to pass comment on somebody else’s body, celebrity or otherwise. Remember men experience body insecurities just as much as women do. We are much harder on ourselves than other people are.
- Everybody is different and there is no such thing as the perfect body.
- There is more to you than how you look.
- Enjoy food, savour each mouthful and tune in to your body’s hunger and fullness signals. Be flexible with food, but aim to eat a mostly healthy diet most of the time.
Be kind to your body and thankful for all the wonderful things it does for you day after day.
We have partnered with Silvercloud to offer you free access to a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) self-help programme, designed by clinical experts using proven methods for helping people, all with the aim of empowering you to think and feel better.
This programme is based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
CBT consists of two key steps to feeling well:
- Understanding what’s going on inside you
- Making changes to feel better
The key idea behind CBT is that your emotions, thoughts, behaviours and physical sensations are connected, and affect each other.
Simply choose your programme on SilverCloud. When prompted to sign up, you will need an access code to enable you to create your account and use this resource. The access code is kwnelselfhelp